The Dunn County News: The school board learned of an online physical education course that was offered to Menomonie High School students for the first time this summer.
The course was created and run by Matt Riley, physical education teacher and coach, who explained at Monday’s meeting that participation in the course lays groundwork for a lifetime of physical fitness and teaches students to take responsibility for their health.
In addition to the physical benefits, the course taught students about self-discipline, goal setting, stress management and teamwork.
All students who participated in the 10-week course were required to wear a Polar fitness watch which tracked their activity, heart rate and amount of calories burned. The online portal allowed students to track their activity and include which type of activity they were doing.
“The class really allowed students who wanted to take it to open up their schedule more so they can have more opportunities during the school year,” Riley said.